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Black Stars
Program 311
Original Airdate: 1/9/1974

Subject Keywords
Afro-American motion picture actors and actresses
Afro-American motion picture producers and directors
Afro-Americans in motion pictures
Motion picture industry
Motion picture journalism

Subject Genre
Public Affairs : Current Events

Personal Names
Chamberlain, Lee
Murray, James P.
Peters, Brock
Poitier, Sidney

Corporate Names

Program Description

Program examines the topic of Afro Americans in the film industry via a group discussion among industry professionals as directed by Say Brother Producer Topper Carew. Program guests are actress Lee Chamberlin, actor/producer Brock Peters, and "New York Amsterdam News," "New York Times" and "Encore" film critic James Murray. All discuss the difference between theater and film, the recent marketing interest in black audiences, and what Black audiences want to watch. Films discussed include "Sounder," "Uptown Saturday Night," "Five on the Black Hand Side," "Superfly," "Nothing But a Man," and "Save the Children," of which clips from "Five on the Black Hand Side" and "Uptown Saturday Night" appear. James Murray's book "Black Films: From Uncle Tom to Superfly" factors into the discussion, as does the controversy of the impact of drugs, violence, and sex in films on the viewer. Original air date estimated, as is the program number.

Executive Producer

Topper Carew

Associate Producer
Vicki Jones

Conrad White






Lee Chamberlin
James Murray
Brock Peters


Henry Johnson (Filmaker)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-01468
Preservation Master Beta SP cassette AP-01424
Preservation Master Digital beta cassette AP-01424A
Viewing copy VHS cassette (none)

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